Olivier l’Haridon

Olivier l’Haridon is the recipient of the 2016 Descartes-Huygens Prize. He has been awarded the prize for his outstanding research and his contribution to Franco-Dutch relations.

The Descartes-Huygens Prize will allow l'Haridon to continue his close cooperation with Erasmus University. That cooperation could lead to new nudge techniques and digital tools that will help people take decisions in uncertain and changing circumstances.

About the laureate

Olivier l’Haridon (born in 1972) is professor of Economics at the University of Rennes in Brittany, France. L'Haridon is a behavioural economist. He combines labour economics and decision theory with research on experimental economics. l'Haridon is currently studying the perceptions of costs and effects of interventions in the health care system.

The jury is impressed by l'Haridon’s prestigious publications and his long and ongoing cooperation with Dutch researchers and PhD and Master’s students.